Originally posted by cdk
im not trying to pick a fight with anyone here. and like i said im sorry if you feel that i broke the rules. in my opinion i feel that i didnt but this is your guys site and not the communities because it doesnt matter what others in the community think as long as the admin and staff are happy. This is not a flame war and this i will be my last post in this thread. I will still continue to visit linux questions as i have been for a very long time. Dont worry you didnt turn me away from this site i still beleive in the community and know they will be heplful and supportive.
This is a community driven site but owned and operated by one person who setup rules to not only protect this site but the members who use it.
Just tell me one reason why you think it's ok for you to create a whole new thread to point others to your new site and others can't? Like I said, if one member can't do it, we aren't going to allow any one else to.
Do you realize how much work would be involved for a team of moderators to read every single thread that people post to either determine if its not spamming or advertising over any other legitimate thread/post? It is near impossible on a site this size.
This is the reason we allow you to place a link in your own signature and you also have your own site linked from your profile.
What we're asking though is to not create threads dedicated to linking members to your own site, commercial or not, it doesn't matter. If we allow you to do this, we have to open the doors to all the spammers as well.
It's called being fair to everyone and treating everyone the same with the rules we have in place.
It's not a matter we feel that you broke our rules, you did break our rules and this is why such action is being taken. And to make matters worse, you not only created this thread but then you double posted in another forum just to link members to your site, hence the reason I think what you did is just as bad or worse than some of the spammers who try to get away with spam on this site.
In summary, if your own site had rules you had in place and I came along and disregarded one of more of them, how would that make you feel? Sites create rules for many reasons, you should just respect that and move on, instead of trying to put up an argument against us when there are facts provided that you did not obey our rules in place.
So again, anyone want to reply, email me, if not, we'll wait for a Newbie moderator to close this thread. NO MORE REPLIES or you'll lose posting privileges to this forum.